Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived in Dhaka this morning on a five-day visit, on invitation from Gen Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army.
He is accompanied by his spouse Veena Naravane and a two-member delegation, reports our diplomatic correspondent.
The Indian Army Chief is scheduled to pay courtesy calls to the Army, Navy and acting Air Force chiefs of Bangladesh and meet other senior officers of the Bangladesh Army, according to a press release issued by the High Commission of India in Dhaka. He will also be visiting various military stations.
He will pay tribute to members of the Bangladesh Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice during Bangladesh's Liberation War of 1971 by laying wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban in Dhaka Cantonment, the press release reads.
Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane will share his experience during the seminar on United Nations Peace Support Operations. He will also witness the culmination exercise, hardware display and closing ceremony of the joint military exercise "Shantir Ogroshena".
Visit of the Indian Army Chief will further strengthen the close and fraternal ties existing between the Armed Forces of the two countries, the release adds.